February 27, 2015

Bollback to track down barriers in ERC project

Evolutionary biologist Jonathan P. Bollback has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant to study the “Selective Barriers to Horizontal Gene Transfer”. IST Austria President Thomas A. Henzinger: “The ERC grant for Jon highlights the outstanding quality of researchers at IST Austria....

February 19, 2015

Henzinger named as EATCS Fellow

The European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) has recognized five of its members for their outstanding contributions to theoretical computer science by naming them as recipients of an EATCS fellowship 2015. Among the laureates is IST Austria President Thomas...

February 13, 2015

How cells move in a tight spot

Cell movement is central to many physiological processes in health and disease and also drives the development of a newly forming embryo. Depending on conditions and cell type, different migration modes are used to respond appropriately. To move forward, cells...

February  3, 2015

IST Austria awarded for family friendliness

Since its beginning, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) has tried to support all employees in balancing family and work in their lives. It is important for employees to enjoy a family life and at the same...

January 17, 2015

Federal Minister Stöger visits IST Austria and emphasizes excellence

Alois Stöger, Austria’s Federal Minister for Traffic, Innovation and Technology, paid a visit to the Institute of Science and Technology (IST Austria) to get an idea of the basic research conducted in Klosterneuburg. Stöger stated: “As our country competes for the...

January 10, 2015

Hubert Markl dead

© MPG / Filser Prof. Hubert Markl passed away on January 8, 2015, in Konstanz (Germany) after a long illness. Markl was 76 years old. From 1996 to 2002 Markl served as President of the Max Planck...

January  7, 2015

Looking beyond

Discussed for a long time in order to explain processes in the visual system, IST Austria Professor Gasper Tkacik manages to show that the “efficient coding hypothesis” can be used to predict how complex structures are processed in the central brain....

January  7, 2015

Seiringer new President of IAMP

On January 1, 2015, IST Austria Professor Robert Seiringer took office as President of the International Association of Mathematical Physics (www.iamp.org), an international association representing approximately 700 researchers...

December 22, 2014

Breaking the rules of symmetry

We can see asymmetry on all of our body axes: Our front is different from our back, and our head is different from our foot. But also our left is different from our right. In a

December 15, 2014

Wojtan rewarded for the Big Splash

The computer scientist Chris Wojtan has been awarded with an ERC Starting Grant for his project “Big Splash: Efficient Simulation of Natural Phenomena at Extremely Large Scales”, resulting in a total number of 15 ERC grantees at IST Austria, of 31...